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Use the homefield advantage to get around weekend gridlock

ATLANTA -- Despite lots of traffic this weekend, you can use the home-field advantage to get around. Jim Basile has the latest information on the construction zones and where you can go to get around them.

Clayton

I-75 SB from Old Dixie Hwy (Exit 235) to Mt. Zion Blvd (Exit 231)
9 pm Fri - 5 am Sat
2 left lanes Traffic will be Paced

Southbound Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy (Exit 237) and follow westbound to Old Dixie Hwy. and turn right . Follow Old Dixie Hwy across I-75 where it becomes Tara Blvd. Follow Tara Blvd. to Mt Zion Road and turn left. Follow Mt Zion Road to Mt. Zion Blvd . Turn left on Mt Zion Blvd and follow back to I-75 Southbound.

Coweta

I-85 SB from 1 mile South of Collinsworth Rd (MP 55) to SR 154 (MP 51)
8 pm Fri - 6 am Mon
2 right lane

Georgia appeals ruling on immigration law

Georgia appeals ruling on immigration law

ATLANTA -- A spokeswoman for the state attorney general says the state has filed a notice of appeal of a federal judge's ruling that blocked parts of the state's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect.

Spokeswoman Lauren Kane says the notice was filed Tuesday with the U.S. District Court in Atlanta, but has not yet been filed with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The office will file court papers outlining the state's objections to last week's ruling.

The decision from federal Judge Thomas Thrash granted a request filed by civil liberties groups to block two sections of the law from taking effect until a lawsuit challenging the law's constitutionality has been resolved.

Other parts of the law, passed by the Georgia Legislature this year, took effect Friday.

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

ATLANTA -- The Georgia State Patrol says 19 people were killed on the state's highways during the July 4 holiday period.

GSP says there were 17 deadly accidents from 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday.

The patrol says 11 people were killed in highway accidents during the July 4 holiday period a year ago.

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND

Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND

In honor of our nation’s heroes, the Atlanta Braves will offer FREE TICKETS TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL during the 4th of JULY WEEKEND AT TURNER FIELD (FRIDAY, JULY 1 – MONDAY, JULY 4).  

All active duty military, reserve military, and veterans can show military ID at the Turner Field Ticket Windows to receive a free Upper Box Ticket.  Family members can buy additional tickets for half price.  

The offer is available at the Turner Field Ticket Windows in advance or on the day of the games.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely

Thrift Sale to Benefit Charities

Peachtree City, GA  -- This weekend in Peachtree City you can get books, household items and clothing for as little as a quarter each.

Clothes Less Traveled is full of bargains all year long, but this Saturday is the annual Fourth of July weekend sale when everything is fifty percent off.  "Our children's clothes range from  $1.00 to $3.00 so this weekend they will be fifty
cents to a dollar," said Store Manager Jennie Loper.

Loper said gently used men's and women's clothing will be priced at a dollar and up. Home furnishings, household goods, toys, furniture and books will also be half off.

"Our furniture is very popular right now with people going to college and parents finding furniture for their kids" said Loper.

Saturday's sale will also feature free hot dogs from 11am to 2 pm.